Anti-overhaul protesters block Tel Aviv’s Ayalon highway; police working to clear area

Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government to overhaul the judicial system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government to overhaul the judicial system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Protesters against the judicial overhaul block the Ayalon highway in both directions in Tel Aviv, including a handful in cars and many waving Israeli flags.

Police say in a statement that they are preparing to clear the area.

Mounted police move into the area in an attempt to move the protesters. Officers begin to carry some demonstrators out of the area.

Despite police warnings, crowds continue to stream into the area.

Observing them from HaShalom bridge, dozens of protesters cheer those blocking the highway on and shout “good job!”

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